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Always wanted a hoverboard like the one Marty McFly rode in "Back to the Future II"? All you need is $10,000. That's the cost of the Hendo hoverboard, which uses magnetic technology to create a frictionless, floating ride. But the technology could also be used during natural disasters. CNET's Stephen Beach and Kara Tsuboi show us how it works.
From crazy coolers to virtual-reality headsets, we gather up 10 tech gadgets that were launched with the help of millions pledged by crowdfunders.
The world of "Star Wars" is crossing over from sci-fi to our modern-day world as technology that once required movie magic has inspired real inventions. Let's start with those cool holograms.
On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter, wonder why speedometers list illegal speeds and usher in the future of porn with Oculus Rift.
Inventor Greg Henderson shows off the Hendo hoverboard, which uses "magnetic field architecture" to levitate people and objects. Hover engine developer kits are now available on Kickstarter for creatives to float just about anything. Crave's Stephen Beacham gives the futuristic ride a go.
A California woman claims a Highway Patrolman saw personal images on her iPhone and sent them to his own personal cell phone. Court records reportedly say the officer called the practice "a game."
The future is now as Crave writer Amanda Kooser dons a glowing pair of Air Mag replica shoes and wears them everywhere for a week.
Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a new app for organizing email, and Google users can give their accounts extra protection with USB security keys.
A new app from Facebook puts a twist on anonymous messaging, Apple stores still see long lines for iPhones, and Target takes on Amazon by offering free shipping.
The social network is No. 1 on Glassdoor's "Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values." Not far behind are Google, Facebook, and Apple.